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Private Guided Tour in Machu Picchu
"Your tour begins from either the train station or at your hotel in Aquas Calientes our contact will wait for you with a sign and will take you to the bus station that will take you to Machu Picchu. You'll enjoy this drive that takes about 30 minutes. Once in Machu Picchu your professional guide will be waiting for you to start your 2.5-hour private tour where you'll visit the most important viewpoints for your classical pictures. Some of the places you'll visit on this tour is The Temples of The Sun The Main The Condor etc. The palaces of the Inca Princess
From $52.00
 
Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco
"Around 3:30am we will pick you up at your hotel after which we´ll head towards Ollantaytambo to get the train to Aguas Calientes. The departure is at 6:10am. and we will arrive at 10:10am. Upon the arrival we will take the bus up for 30 minutes to Machu Picchu where the guide will lead us for aprox. 2hrs. showing us the most important monuments like the Royal Quarters the Main Plaza the Circular Tower the Sacred Sun Dial the Temple of the Three Windows among others. Later you will have some free time to explore the area on your own and late in the afternoon you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes having in mind that the train back to Ollantaytambo leaves at 9:30pm. Remember to be at the train station at least 30 minutes before departure. In Ollantaytambo our private bus will pick you up to take you back to Cusco. Remember to be there at least
From $310.00
 
Machu Picchu by Train Full-Day Tour
"Pickup from your hotel in Cusco will be at approximately 4am. You will be transferred to Ollantaytambo to catch the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. The entire trip from Cusco to Aguas Calientes takes about 4 hours in total with many spectacular views along the way as you pass through lush fields and colorful villages in the foothills of the Andes. You will also see the Urubamba River.From Aguas Calientes you will have bus trip up to Machu Picchu that zigzags up the mountain and last approximately 30 minutes.When you reach Machu Picchu you will have a 2-hour guided tour around the site. You will see the Main Plaza the Circular Tower the Sacred Solar Clock the Royal Quarters
From $563.00

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Tierras Vivas - Inca Trail Trek

Machu Picchu experience couldn't have been better, small groups allowing you to walk at your own pace, knowledgable guides, incredible food and organisation by the porters.Even sleeping in the tents...
Milito
May 27, 2016

GAP Adventures - Inca Trail Hiking

I did my Machu Picchu hike with GAP adventures. They provided accommodation in Cuzco, transport to the start of the hike, English speaking guide, porters, meals on hike, tent accommodation on the...
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kiwigal_1
Jun 05, 2009

The highest peak

Dead Woman's Pass was the highest peak of the trail. You reach it (4200m 13776ft) after a 3 hours climbing on good tracks and stone steps, in the 2nd day.It was freezing up there when I climbed and it...
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SirRichard
May 19, 2005

Climb up the Huayna Picchu ! Montez le Huayna !

Small steps, big steps, never-ending steps... You will enjoy climbing the Huayna Picchu ! Petites ou grandes marches, des marches qui n'en finissent jamais... Vous allez vous eclater a monter le...
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Maillekeul
Oct 16, 2004

backpacking is a great sport!

Backpacking is a great sport. You get to commune with nature, test yourself against the elements, and expend great amounts of energy to get from one oasis to another. The best part is when it's over,...
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richiecdisc
Feb 10, 2003

Strong Wind

The wind could be very strong, take care of yourself, do not be the first person on earth to let the strong wind blow you away here in machu Picchu.
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o00o
Jun 09, 2004

Rest

Take a short rest if you wish. Always on mind the time to get back to Cusco. Otherwise, spend a night here at local hostel could be fun too.
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o00o
Jun 09, 2004

Steep Path

It takes about 45mins to ascend Huayna Picchu and the path up is very steep. Make sure that you are wearing a pair of sport shoes and stay cool.
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o00o
Jun 09, 2004
 
 
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"Machu Picchu"
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"Magical Machu Picchu in Rainy Season"
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"This is what we call sharing on the Inca Trail"
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